Opinion: ‘Taps’ carries on high the simple yet profound character of the soldier

BY: - November 11, 2023

Promptly at 5 p.m., every day, rain or shine, blizzard or heat, a volunteer bugler wearing a period World War I U.S. Army uniform stands at attention near the flagpole at the National World War One Memorial not far from the White House in Washington D.C. On a brilliant autumn day, I watched as a Black soldier attired […]

Veterans’ health care coverage expanded by Biden administration

BY: - November 10, 2023

Ahead of Veterans Day, Biden administration officials said Friday the Department of Veterans Affairs will expand health care coverage for certain groups of veterans and their families and create new programs meant to make care more accessible. The VA will make coverage of certain toxic burn pit-related conditions available sooner than anticipated. Family members of […]

Talihina veterans home closes this week, future of 600-acre property remains unclear

BY: - October 31, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — A state-run veterans home in Talihina will close this week, roughly one year before construction of a new facility in Sallisaw will be complete. Although the Talihina facility wasn’t originally slated to close until the Sallisaw home opened, construction cost overruns and delays in building the new veterans home led the Oklahoma […]